District 6 Newsletter 
February 2019
Dear Neighbor,

Thanks to all of you who attended our State of the District event on Wednesday, January 30 th at San Jose City College. It was a great evening with three wonderful speakers from our city staff including Captain Heather Randol from the San Jose Police Department, Mollie McLeod from Code Enforcement, and Rachel VanderVeen from our City's Housing Department.

We broadcast the meeting live on Facebook (as I will do at every State of the District meeting) but we have also uploaded the video to Vimeo for you to view. I begin the meeting with our 2018 accomplishments and goals for 2019 then Captain Randol's presentation starts at minute 28:24 on the video, Mollie McLeod at 45:30, and Rachel VanderVeen at minute 58:45.

View the video here
District 6 Spotlight
Trash Talk
Friday, February 8th, 2019 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
St. Leo the Great Parish
88 Race Street, San Jose, CA 95126 

Instead of sitting around drinking coffee, I've decided to make our time together one of action along with information sharing. Let's pick up trash while we talk! Our next session of "Trash Talk" will take place on Friday, February 8th, from 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., starting out at St. Leo's the Great Parish at 88 Race Street. 

Residents of District 6 are invited to join me and my District 6 Office team to pick up trash along Race Street. This will be a great opportunity for District 6 residents to talk to me and my staff about issues you are concerned with in our district and clean up our neighborhoods all at the same time! All-trash collecting equipment will be provided.

We're also giving away FREE LED light bulbs to all volunteers.
Taste of Kerala 
February 16th, 2019 11:00 a.m - 12:00 p.m. 
1000 S. Bascom Ave. San Jose, CA 95128

For information, please visit: https://getfiteatwell.com or email info@getfiteatwell.com

 
Coyote Ridge Open Space Preserve 
Wednesday,  April 3 rd, 2019 9:00 AM-2:00 PM
Coyote Ridge Open Space Preserve
Parking at 300 Metcalf Road, San Jose

The Open Space Authority work to conserve the natural environment, support agriculture, and connect people to nature through exciting outdoor programs, like this one! 

Meet in the Metcalf Motorcycle Park parking area at 300 Metcalf Road in San Jose. A staff member will be there to show you where to park and introduce you to your councilmember and the Open Space docents who will help you identify and learn about the plants and animals you're seeing.  
We will walk approximately 1 mile on a dirt trail from the parking lot to a scenic and beautiful location within this special-access area. You will have the chance to see the endangered Bay checkerspot butterfly, Santa Clara Valley Dudleya, and several other endangered plants and animals. The weather on top of the ridge is often breezy and sunny, with many wildflowers to see.

Please wear closed-toe shoes and a hat that ties down, bring water, a light snack or lunch, and don't forget your sunscreen! Feel free to bring a walking stick. This educational experience led by our enthusiastic docents and staff is about 2  miles round-trip and climbs in elevation of about 200 feet. Don't forget to bring your camera or phone -- you won't want to miss taking some pictures of the beautiful scenery! 

If you have any questions, please feel free to call the Open Space Authority at 408-224-7476 and ask for Gavin or Teri.

Registration is required. Register here : http://bit.ly/2Sg9JWc.

 
San Jose State Women's Soccer Team 
During City Council on Tuesday, January 30th, we recognized the SJSU Women's Soccer team for their championship win in the Mountain West Conference. 

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Leigh Ave Senior Apartments Groundbreaking Ceremony

After 12 years, the building of the Leigh Avenue Senior Apartments has commenced! The apartments will consist of 64 units for formerly homeless seniors. This project is LEED Platinum certified and is a transit oriented development that aligns with the Climate Smart Plan and Envision 2040 General Plan. The collaboration between the County, First Community Housing, the City and Abode Services greatly serves our community. I am hopeful for more in the future. 

City News & Updates
San Jose Clean Energy 
On February 1st, the residents and businesses of San Jose were automatically switched to San Jose Clean Energy (SJCE). GreenSource, SJCE's default product, is 80% carbon-fre and 1% cheaper than PG&E. Sources of renewable and carbon-free  power include California wind, solar and geothermal; Colorado wind; and hydroelectric power  from the Pacific Northwest.

San José Clean Energy is a community choice energy program. SJCE buys electricity for you fromcleaner sources, and PG&E delivers it to you, maintains the power lines, and provides billing and customer service. In other words, SJCE is responsible for electricity generation, while PG&E is responsible for electricity delivery. They work together in partnership.

For more information on SJCE and to calculate your bill, please visit: https://www.sanjosecleanenergy.org/


 


2019 San Jose Pavement Plan
You can view the list of roads in San Jose that are on the 2019 Pavement Plan  here.  The information includes the street name, the start location, the end location, and the type of repair to each street. 
San Jose Trail Network 
Check out the 60 miles of trails San Jose has to offer for some outdoor fun and exercise! You can find the lists of trails here


The LGBTQ Youth Space 
Monday-Friday 3:00-9:00 P.M. 
452 S. First St. San Jose, CA 95113 
(408) 343-7940

For lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, and ally youth and young adults ages 13-25, living in Santa Clara County. 

The drop-in center is a safe and confidential space to hang out. Confidential counseling is offered at no cost. 
Get Involved! Apply to a Board or Commission
Apply today to be a part of the City of San Jose Board or Commission. Several positions are available. 

"Snap, Click, Report"
Illegal fireworks are a neighborhood nuisance AND highly dangerous - so don't put up with them! Snap a photo and file a report online at sanjoseca.gov/fireworks . Fines can be as high as $1,000.

The fines for using fireworks are:
  • $500 for a first violation
  • $700 for a second violation (within 18 month period from date of previous violation)
  • $1,000 for a third violation (within 18 month period from date of previous violation)
  • The sale of fireworks may result in a fine up to $50,000 plus jail time, depending on quantity
2019 Leaders for Education, Advocacy and Democracy  (LEAD) Program
Asian Americans for Community Involvement (AACI) is excited to share the recruitment period for the 2019 Leaders for Education, Advocacy and Democracy (LEAD) Program. LEAD is a youth leadership program that aims to build the pipeline of socially and culturally conscious leaders and empower underrepresented youth to impact positive change in our community.

They are recruiting high school youth interested in civic engagement, public service, leadership, and/or social justice. The program runs from March through August 2019. Deadline to apply is Friday, February 22, 2019.

Community Events
 VTA's 2019 Draft New Transit Service Plan 

Information can be found at  http://newtransitplan.vta.org/. A public comment form has been created to capture all the great community feedback at: 
 
Wednesday, February 6 at 6:00 PM
Mountain View Senior Center Arts & Crafts Room
266 Escuela Ave, Mountain View

Monday, February 11 at 7:00 PM
Almaden Valley Community Association
South Hills Campus of the West Gate Church
6601 Camden Avenue, San Jose

Tuesday, February 19 at 11:00 AM
San Jose State University, MLK Library Room 255
150 E San Fernando St, San Jose
Community Meetings
Dick's Center Site Development Permit  February 11, 2019 at 6:30 PM at the Bascom Community Center

Race Street Retail Project February 20th, 2019 at 6:30 PM at the St. Leo's Gym. 

Site Development Permit for 80 Glen Eyrie Avenue February 27th, 2019 at 6:00 PM. Location TBA. 
San José Public Library Events

Date and Time
Event
Library
February 1st, 4:00 PM
Dungeons & Dragons in the Library
Rose Garden
February 5th, 4:30 PM 
Family Film Night: Incredibles #2 Bascom
February 8th, 4:00 PM
Black History Month: Film Screening: Black Panther
Bascom
February 11th, 3:00 PM
3D Valentine's Day Card for Children
Willow Glen
February 15th, 3:00 PM
Black History Month: Rosa Parks Montgomery Bus Boycott
Willow Glen
February 21st, 10:30 AM
San Jose Clean Energy Storytime And Stay & Play
Willow Glen
February 28th, 3:00 PM
Street Smart: Pedestrian and Bike Safety with Officer Bailey
Willow Glen 
February 28th, 5:00 PM
Color Me Happy! : Adult Coloring Club
Bascom
February 28th, 1:00 PM
Full Bloom Book Club
Rose Garden

Baskin Robbins Appreciation Day
Saturday February 9th, 12:00-4:00 PM
1060 Willow Street San Jose 95125

Come join us for a Baskin-Robbins Grand Re-Opening Celebration, featuring music, family entertainment, prizes and ice cream scoops for only 99 cents.  


SJ Neighbor Night
Friday, February 9th, 2019 at 6:30-8:30 P.M.

San Jose Neighbor Night is February 9th! Stop by for FREE activities at your community center. 

Different community centers will be announced each month.
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Access Silicon Valley Monthly Member Breakfast 
Thursday, February 21st, 2019 at 7:30-9:00 AM
Silicon Valley Capital Club

You can register for the event at: http://web.sjchamber.com/events/access-silicon-valley-Febuary-Monthly-Breakfast-3582/details


 Friends of the Rose Garden Library Book Sale

Saturday, February 23, 2019
General Public Book Sale
9:00 am to 2:00 pm
Thousands of donated books in different genres sold for $1.50/inch.

Sunday, February 24, 2019
$7 Bag Sale (Bags provided at door)
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Fill a green FRGL tote for only $7. Already have a FRGL bag? Bring it along and get in for $5.

Friends of the Rose Garden Library
Community Room
1580 Naglee Ave
San Jose, CA 95126

Know someone who needs community/service hours? FRGL is always looking for help with setting up and breaking down their book sales. Contact us for more info at: friendsrgl@yahoo.com.

The Water and Wastewater Technology Program 
Monday's February 25th-Saturday May 20th, 2019 
San José-Santa Clara Regional Wastewater Facility,
700 Los Esteros Rd.
San José, CA, 95134

The Water and Wastewater Technology (WWTR) program at Evergreen Valley College offers
courses designed to prepare students for employment in wastewater and drinking water agencies and private industrial treatment facilities. Careers in water/wastewater technology
involve the administration, operation, and maintenance of drinking water and wastewater treatment facilities, drinking water distribution systems, and wastewater collection systems. To
supplement their regular classroom learning activities, students have opportunities to visit key wastewater facilities, hear guest speakers from the industry, and participate in an internship.

 
Hot Worx 24 Hour Infrared Fitness Studio
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Monday-Thursday 
9:00 a.m. - 6:00 PM Friday
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Saturday
54 W. Santa Clara St. 

Workout in less time with all the benefits of infrared at this new innovative fitness studio featuring exercise in an infrared sauna. The infrared heat accelerates removal of toxins, speeds up your metabolism for a major calorie burn, and activates the body's regenerative process for quick recovery.

For your free trial call (408) 320-1030 or email sanjose.downtown@hotworx.net or go online to https://hotworx.net/studio/sanjose-downtown/.  

Greater Rose Garden Certified Farmers' Market
Saturdays, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Lincoln High School Parking Lot, 
577 Dana Ave.

The Greater Rose Garden Certified Farmers' Market takes place every Saturday from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. beneath the Lincoln High School parking lot solar panels. Support local vendors and spend time with your neighbors!

More community events can be found on our District 6 website
Office of Councilmember Davis | 408-535-4906 |  district6@sanjoseca.gov | www.sjd6.org